Originally Posted by MrCinatit
BTW: Another thing about the four-man-rotation days: I imagine there were a lot more arm injuries.
I don't remember there being that many (Wayne Simpson, Gary Nolan and Don Gullet notwithstanding).
But there are plenty of good explanations for that. The injuries could have happened in the minors (and we're as "repairable"), acting as a sort of "resilience" filter.
Also, it seems like hard throwers kind of flamed out, too.
I wouldn't go out and say that the 4 man rotation (plus all the 130+ pitch games) was good for pitchers. Mostly likely not.